The hot sting of the gravel made my eyes water as I pulled each embedded rock from my knee. It was a hot summer day and as a seven year old, I scrambled to find bandages to cover up the fresh wound from my fall before anyone found me. All the while, I repeated the … Continue reading Heart Check: Stone or Flesh?
As I look around this world, I wonder… ~~~ Why are so many starving, When others order take out each meal? ~~~ Why are good people stolen from life before it seems their time, When those focused on destruction thrive? ~~~ Why do some terminate life without hesitation, When others plead for a baby night … Continue reading WHY?
Wow… What an incredible series we have been in these past eight weeks looking at the “Masterpiece Within: The World of our Emotions”. As we discussed in the very beginning, emotions can be messy and scary. There isn’t a set protocol for how we will experience each, let alone a formula to deal with them. … Continue reading The Masterpiece Within: Series Wrap Up
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw9uWB1ycb8&feature=youtu.be Check out this weeks blog on the emotion: GRIEF! Here is a link to the poem, "Messy Grief": https://alishascroggins.com/2020/10/22/messy-grief/ If you are in need of prayer or would like to further connect, please feel free to comment below, email me at email@example.com, find my page on Facebook @scrogginsalisha, YouTube: Mess 2 Masterpiece, or Instagram … Continue reading The Masterpiece Within: GRIEF
Have you ever gone to the grocery store and after arriving home to unload, you find the loaf of bread, carton of eggs or tomatoes crushed? Even though we may lay them out, they never morph into what we saw to begin with. Likewise, our lives are similar. For it is in the valleys and … Continue reading In the Crushing and Pressing
From the time I was small, toddling around in my diaper babbling “Bob Barker” or “Go Cats” with roaring blue Kentucky fans in the background, words have poured from my lips and fingertips effortlessly. Yet, all changed six days ago. Ambulance sirens pierced the brisk December air as my eyes were pried wide by the … Continue reading Tears are okay, too
Each letter drips with emotion As the fog fills my brain and body, No. No. It can’t be. It can’t be. Knees curled to my chest, I rock back and forth, my head in my hands. Alone. Why? Lord I don’t understand. Why her? Why him? ~~~ Standing by the graveside As a loved one … Continue reading Messy Grief
Listen to the video below as I share my experience with learning to name my emotions using a "Feelings Wheel", the analogy of a sensor, as well as ideas to healthily deal with your emotions.... What ways do you use to cope? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rk0aQfSCEtc&feature=youtu.be Link for feelings wheel: https://www.mosaiceyeunfolding.com/freeart/feelingswheel2020
Tears… Questions… Pain… Anger… Four words merely scratching the surface of this past week in my world... Were you in the hospital? Did you get a new/poor diagnosis? Did someone you love die? All questions possibly popping to the forefront of your mind, though thankfully I am able to negate. Nevertheless the sting remains. Have … Continue reading Purpose in the Process